May 7, 2012

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups - #40 …….Ruby….….

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The meeting

Thirty-four years apart, my first love, my muse. A lifetime since that sweet embrace and gentle kiss of tender youth. Memory faded yet grew stronger, her power never dimmed. She was, she is, she will always be the first.

Two lives lived, two hearts tempered. She sits here now, eyes that dance, smile that flickers. My love has aged beautifully.

A chance rediscovery, a deliberate meeting. Curiosity for now, memory of then, a tie that never broke while lives rose and fell. And by her side an echo of her younger self. “Remember that time…” “Yes” “Well, this is Ruby”.

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8 comments:

  1. OOh I want to know more :-)

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  2. What a way to meet hitherto unknown off-spring. Nicely handled, well done.

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  3. What a story, beautifully told in so few words. It satisfies, yet whets the appetite for more.

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  4. I love a happy ending...even if you had to wait 34 years for it!

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  5. Delicately written, and with a nice rhythm to it. Very good.

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  6. Concise and developed beautifully ...
    welldone,
    Isadora
    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/ruby/

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  7. Thank you everyone. Very kind and most encouraging. Apart from the last line, its a true story. And yes, that's her photo.

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